Autumn Elections 2017

Role Descriptions

Want to know more about the roles available in the Autumn Elections 2017? Detailed explanations are available below. If you have any further questions, email the Elections Team at elections@imperial.ac.uk.

Academic Representatives

Departmental Representatives

Department Representatives are elected members who are responsible for liaising with College staff regarding issues raised by Year Reps. They are responsible for receiving and collating student feedback relating to their department and passing this information to Academic Affairs Officers and relevant staff as appropriate. They are expected to proactively pursue improvements to their course and seek to maintain standards.

A full role description outlining key responsibilities, time commitment, skills and training is available here.

Year Representatives

Academic Year Representatives are elected members of their current student cohort. At least one representative per course per academic year exists. They are responsible for receiving and collating student feedback relating to their academic course and passing this information to Departmental reps and relevant staff as appropriate. They are expected to proactively pursue improvements to their course and seek to maintain standards. 

A full role description outlining key responsibilities, time commitment, skills and training is available here.

Wellbeing Representatives

Departmental Representatives

Department Wellbeing Representatives are elected members who are responsible for liaising with College staff regarding issues raised by Year Wellbeing Reps. They are expected to support campaigns, Liberation Officers and raise awareness on campus about wellbeing issues affecting students. The Wellbeing Reps should never act as counsellors, caregivers, advisers or a peer support network. However, they are expected to be able to signpost students to those with adequate training to do so.

A full role description outlining key responsibilities, time commitment, skills and training is available here.

Year Representatives

Wellbeing Year Representatives are elected members who are responsible for gathering feedback directly from students and feeding this information to Departmental Wellbeing Reps. They are expected to support campaigns, Liberation Officers and raise awareness on campus about wellbeing issues affecting students. The Wellbeing Reps should never act as counsellors, caregivers, advisers or a peer support network. However, they are expected to be able to signpost students to those with adequate training to do so.

A full role description outlining key responsibilities, time commitment, skills and training is available here.

Constituent Union Roles

CGCU Bolt Editor

The Bolt Editor is responsible editing and designing the CGCU’s 24-page newsletter, ‘The Bolt’ (not to be confused with our mascot ‘Bolt’), which is printed twice a term in the first two terms of the academic year, and once in the final term. You will be given access to a modern computer with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for you to use to create the newsletter. You either need to already have experience with this software, or be willing to learn (lessons can be arranged with the Felix newspaper designers). Responsibilities include planning the content, messaging clubs and companies to write articles, proof reading, and creative styling.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Designing and editing every issue of ‘The Bolt’: the 22-24 page CGCU newsletter which comes out twice in the first two terms and once at the beginning of the last term.
  • Contacting all the required people e.g. the Sports Officer or different CGCU societies to write the articles in the Bolt.
  • Proof reading the articles. This would be in coordination with another committee member.
  • May be required to create some of the pages e.g. the Crossword, guess the close-up, CGCU’s version of Where’s Wally etc.
  • Make sure that any of the required photographs of both students and the campus are taken and promotional posters are ready for each issue. This is in coordination with the Media and Marketing Officer.
  • May be required to contact the printing company.
  • Recruit a team to help with its creation.

Skills:

  • Creativity and an eye for design.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Past experience or the willingness to learn in Adobe programs e.g. Photoshop or InDesign. However, familiarity with the programs is preferred.
  • Need to be able to keep to the printing deadline.
CGCU Events Officer

The position of CGCU Events Officer is a fun one, your opinions and views are listened to and considered by both the Vice President (Activities) and the President. There are two positions and essentially you are there to help in both organising the events and running them on the night. The events vary from Freshers’ Fair to the Annual Dinner. It is an exciting role and allows you to get an insight into organising dates, analysing venues, and making the events a success on a budget - all of which are made that much better by being in London, as quite often the options are endless.

CGCU RAG Coordinator

RAG Coordinator is responsible for liaising with IC RAG (Raising and Giving). Its job is to create exciting and interesting events for the CGCU and raise money for charity. This is a very important role and will be involved in high profile events such as Prison Break, Lost and mascotry. This year CGCU RAG has been the best it has been for years, and we would like this to continue.

RCSU Welfare Officer

As Welfare Officer you will be required to organise welfare events across the year as well as the annual ‘RCSU Welfare Week’. You will work closely with the Deputy President (Welfare) and represent students on relevant Imperial College Union committees (Union Council and Community & Welfare Board). You will meet with students who require assistance individually, whilst ensuring any relevant welfare information is distributed to all students.

RCSU Exploration Board Representative

The Exploration Board Representative attends the Exploration Board meetings throughout the year to decide which expeditions the Board should fund, alongside offering practical guidance and official recognition to those students who want to go on an expedition. You should also be the first point of contact for all RCSU students who are thinking about approaching the Board regarding an expedition. You will not sit on any RCSU Committee.

Gender Equality Officer

The Gender Equality Officer is one of nine Liberation Officers at Imperial, each of whom is elected to campaign, lobby and raise awareness on a particular set of challenges facing communities within the Imperial student body. The other Liberation Zones are Black & Minority Ethnic, Campaigns, Disabilities, Ethics & the Environment, Interfaith, International, LGBT, and Mental Health.

Our Representation Policy states that the Gender Equality Officer shall:

  • Be responsible to the Deputy President (Welfare)
  • Facilitate the engagement of students of all genders in Union activity
  • Represent the view of students on gender equality issues to the Communities and Welfare Board
  • Liaise with the Women in Science, Engineering & Technology Society
  • Organise and support campaigns specifically related to gender equality
  • Organise any conferences, summits or events to discuss the issues facing gender equality